Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Maiocco: 49ers showing interest in top cornerbacks in free agency

Mar 14, 2022 at 10:52 AM--

There's no secret that the 49ers need some help at the cornerback position, and this could be the year that they aggressively pursue a sought after free agent at the position. With Ambry Thomas returning for his sophomore season, and Emmanuel Moseley still under contract the 49ers are still in need of a few pieces to bring the secondary together.

On Monday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reported there are rumblings and rumors surrounding the 49ers pursuing some of the top cornerbacks in the market. The 49ers insider also added that the 49ers are over the cap but there are some contracts that can be restructured thus opening up some space.

Maiocco mentions that the 49ers are aggressively pursuing top cornerback targets in this free agency class, and some of those top names include J.C. Jackson, Carlton Davis, and Stephon Gilmore.

Jackson headlines the free agent market for the cornerbacks this year after coming away with 17 interceptions over the past two seasons and is only 26 years of age. Another player that the 49ers could target at an affordable price is Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis. Bringing in a player with playoff experience and a super bowl ring would only help this young group. Davis stands 6'1 and has the length to cover any receiver in the league, though he has an injury history. The stud veteran Stephon Gilmore is another option for the 49ers but would almost certainly be a short term move, with Gilmore turning 32 this next season.

Whichever of these talented players the 49ers intend to sign, they will certainly make an immediate impact next season.


Facebook Comments

More San Francisco 49ers News

Jets will look closely at 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo in free agency

By David Bonilla
Jan 29

The New York Jets will likely be looking to upgrade the quarterback position by bringing in a veteran after seemingly misfiring with Zach Wilson. Internally, one of the options being thrown around is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Of course, he isn't the only option in what should be an intriguing offseason of potential quarterback moves. "According to sources, the Jets will be looking closely at [Aaron] Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppoloand Derek Carr," wrote Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports. "They won't limit their search to just those three quarterbacks -- and sources stress it's still early in the process --

49ers' DeMeco Ryans emerges as "top candidate" for Denver Broncos head coach job

By David Bonilla
Jan 26

According to Mike Klis of 9News in the Denver area, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has emerged as a top candidate to become the next head coach of the Denver Broncos. Ryans interviewed in person with the Broncos on January 19, ahead of the 49ers' Divisional Round playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. The assistant coach also interviewed with the Houston Texans but canceled recently scheduled interviews with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals to focus on this past Sunday's

Report: 49ers' DeMeco Ryans a "top candidate" for Texans head coach job; 2 sides to meet again next week

By David Bonilla
Jan 27

On Thursday, it was reported that San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is a "top candidate" for the Denver Broncos' head coach job. The Broncos interviewed Ryans on January 19. According to NFL insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Ryans is also a "top candidate" for the Houston Texans' head coach job. The Texans interviewed Ryans on January 20, and the two sides will meet again at some point next week, after this weekend's NFC Championship Game contest between the 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles. "There is mutual interest and if all goes well, he could be their next head coach," Rapoport wrote via a

49ers Notebook: Mike McGlinchey hopes to stay in the Bay; Jimmie Ward reflects on his time with 49ers; A Jimmy G sighting; Nick Bosa describes injury vs. Eagles; A Joe Staley - Kayvon Thibodeaux Twitter battle

By Kirk Larrabee
17 hrs

The end of the 2022 season brings a whole new set of questions for the San Francisco 49ers -- questions that will start to get answered in the weeks and months ahead after looming large in the locker room following their NFC Championship loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The 49ers have a number of players slated for free agency and will have to make some tough decisions on who will stay and who will go. Two of those players -- offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey and defensive back Jimmie Ward -- spoke about their futures on Sunday while also reflecting on their time with the 49ers. We'll talk about what McGlinchey and Ward said Sunday, as well as a number of other topics in this version of 49ers Notebook. We'll also dive into what happened to Nick Bosa


Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone